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SATURDAY, DEC. TWISTS.
Meteorological Record for
7 o'clock a. m
2 " p. m 70.8G
9 . p. m 59.;0
Average for day aud night .59.35
District Court Decisions.
d'f. pouter judge presiding.
Territory of Arizona vs. Win.
Gertrude murder: defendant dis
charged. Territory vs. Oliver Seer as
sault; bail defaulted $500.
Territory vs. Margeret Mayse
assault; bail defaulted 500.
T. J. Goodman vs. J. Grant
No. 72; settled.
A. Royse vs. L. A. Smith No.
73; judgment for plaintiff.
Sheriff of Yuma County vs. I all
Hanlon No. 74; settled.
J. Goldwater vs. T. Ilaileck
No. 82; settled.
Ruth White vs. Geo. White
No. 82; divorce granted.
T. Goodman vs. J. Grant No.
Estate of Hob' t. Cavanaugh, de
ceased, .vs. W Forrest; dismissed.
Thos. Hughes, Adms. Estate of
Rob't. Cavanaugh, dee'd., vs. D.
Neahr et als. No. 84; settled.
Thos. Hughes, Receiver, etc., vs.
II. E. Lindscy No. SO; judg
ment for plaintiff.
H. Colquett vs. W. W. Jones
No. 88; settled upon payment of
Jose Xieklass vs. L. A. Smith
appeal from justice Court;- judg
ment of Court below reversed,aud
judgment for defendant.
Territory vs. Wm. Pickings
murder; indictment quashed. On
second indictment-case continued.
Territory vs. Wm. Sam mur
der; indictment quashed. On sec
ond indictment, defendant dis
charged. Territory vs. Geo. Wilson as
sault to kill; indictment quashed.
On second indictment cise con
tinued. Territory vs. John Markie ob
taining money fraudulently; in
dictment quashed, and case dis
missed. Territory vs. Wm. Stanley as
sault; indictment quashed, "and a
nol prosequi entered.
Territory vs. Colin perjury;
continued till next term.
Territory vs. -I. Lyons assault
to kill; continued till next ter-n
Territory vs. J. Lyons assault
to kill; continued till next term
In the matter of the appoint
ment of guardian fori1. Manion
restitution of property ordered.
Chas. T. Hay den vs. Wm. Stans
field; judgment for plaintiff in
$11,S80.'.j7, and costs.
J as. Keilly vs. J. Grant; judg
ment in $1 12.25.
Miguel Cnstenado vs. 0. Pen ass:
judgment for plaintiff.
fFrom our Extra of Monday.
A CHAPTER OF MUItDERS!
Murder of 31. McCartney,
Again the bloody murderer has
been at work. Aain are we
called upon to chronicle one ot
those diabolical crimes that
blacken the human soul, the fre
quency of which, in our midst, is
cause ior tne most serious amriu
that of deliberate, cold-blooded,
fiendish murder. On Saturday
night, or very early on Sunday
morning. Michael McCartney,
better known by the familiar sou
briquet of "Rawhide" was litter
allv chopped to death in his store
on' Gila street, by some human
devil whose name is yet unknown.
A strange mystery hangs ovei
this terrible deed, which time
mav clear away. The facts, so far
as we have been able to gather
them, in the excited state of the
public mind, are substantially as
follows: Mr. McCartney, in his
life-time, was odd and excentric,
a kind of human enigma; solitary
in his habits, and maintaining at
all times a rigid isolation from the
society of his fellows, he came to
be absolutely exclusive in all the
affairs of his life. But he was an
honest man, a first-class buniness
man, and one of Yuma County's
most valuable citizens. There are
spots on the bright sun, and there
are some of the same kind on the
most brilliant and perfect of hu
This unfortunate man was in the
hnhitof usinir the cun too freely
!ai times, and while under the in
fluence ot spirits, scarcely ever
transacted any kind of business.
At such times he frequently shut
himself up in his store and had
the time all to himself.
Those who knew him best were
not' surprised to see his place of
business, closed for davs at a time.
; His absence for two days from his
'ooarding place excited tne curio
sity of "certain gentlemen at" the
Colorado Hotel, to know the reas
on of his absence. To that end
i they repaired to the Store of Mr.
i McCartnev and attempted to rouse
him, supposing him to be -asleep.
No sound came from within, and
suspecting foul play, these gentle
men made an entrance by remov
ing a log in the back part of the
store, and after making a light;
one of those appalling sights that
freeze the blood and send a shud
der like an ague chill through the
soul, greetedlheir vision. Lying
on the counter, with the head
resting upon somfe bolts of calico,
besmeered and surrounded with
a pool of blood, lay the dead body
of Mr. McCartney, in a horribly
mutilated condition. The mur
der was done with an axe, judg
ing from tne cnaracter 01 me
on the left
he blade of
the murderous instrument must
have been hurried in this poor
man's head in its full length.
There were no indications of a
struggle, on the contrary the body
appeared to occupy that
kind of possition that one in
sleep would naturally assume. He
was murdered in his sleep, aud no
doubt went out of this world un
conscious of the mode and cause
lof his exit. Several arrests have
i been made, and it is hoped the
1 real guilty parly or parties may
. be brought to condign 'punish-
wound in the temple
side of tho head. Tl
ment. The object of the murderer
wa3 plunder, and it is some satis
faction to know that the secrets of
the safe-lock baffied the bloody
robber. Mr. McCartney was un
derstood to have constantly on
hand a largo sum of money, and
the fiend who killed him supposed
that the possession of the safe key
was all he wanted to help himseli
to the contents of the iron box.
But the plan didn't work, and the
accursed criminal had nothing for
his bloody work but the few dol
lars that he found in the till.
Corones Carr held an inquest on
Hip hndv. and the verdict ot the
I jury was that "deceased came to
his death at tne nana oi some per
son or persons to them unknown."
Sever other parties were arrested
on Monday, as witnesses, etc.
Two of the narties arrested (by
special request, we withhold the
names ot parties aecusecg nau an
examination before Justice Kelley
last Wednesday, and were re
manded to the custody of the
Sheriff, to be held over for the ac
tion of the next Grand Jury, on a
charge of murder.
Of all those arrested, but four
are held in custody twTo for com
mitting the crime and two held
in default of bonds as witnesses.
On Monday, at 1 o'clock p. m.,
Ar AlX'jirtnev was buried by the
; Catholic Church, of which he was
! a member, and was followed to his
I last resting place by a large con
course of citizens.
Murder at ASsodones Station!
I Last Tuesday, a Mexican, a de
puty of Quirino Garcia, a custom
House Commissioner from Mexico,-
who was stationed at Algodo
nes, about 12 miles from this city,
for the purpose of collecting taxes
on goods going into Mexico, was
killed by a party of S Mexicans
coming from California and going
into Sonora. It seems that this
Deputy Collector demanded tell
from this party for crossing the
line, which they refused to pay,
whereupon a difficulty arose, and
the result was as stated above.
After killing this man, they threw
him into the river. When Sefior
Quirino heard of this, he made
compla'nt to the commanding of
ficer of Fort Yuma Capt. Mac
Gowan. The Captain could only
promise him protection for the
future, but in this case he could
not take it upon himself to pursue
the murderers into Mexico.
Tvro Murders at AdaiaisviiJe!
At-Adamsville, in the county
of Pima, two murders were com
mitted in as many days. On the
;10th ult., Col. Kennedy and John
Rogers, who had . been on bad
terms for some time, met at
Adamsvllle, and after a few words
retired to the corner of a corral,
there to talk the matter of their
enmity over, when pistol shots
were subsequently heard from
that direction. Upon examina
tion. it was found that Col.Kenne
dv had been killed by Rogers, who
animation was acquitted.
The next day, Dec. 1st. just be
fore the funeral of Col. Kennedy,
Robert Swope made the remark
that he had heard that some one
had said he should not attend the
funeral of his dead friend, and
wanted to know who that man
was, when one J. Willis walked
up to him, and said, "are you
looking for any. one?" and with
that pulled out his pistol and shot
him dead. The murderer was
put under arrest.
It is often asked how it is that
H. E. Baker sell so cheap. Our
answer is that Mr. Baker pur
chases goods on time and sells for
. ..jisii. Xnw York morchauts get
the time and Baker gets the cash.
llardyville Destroyed toy Fire.
From Capt. A. D. Johnson, who
arrived from Mohave last week,
we learn that the entire town of
Hardyville, with the exception of
a single house, was destroyed by
fire on the morning of the 18th
ult. The fire originated from a
stove-pipe which passed through,
the roof of the house. It seems
the morning was pretty cool, and
the crowd in the saloon from
which the fire started kept fitlins
the stove with old dry-goods box
es, until the pipe was red hot for
some distance above the stove,
when the fire caught in the tully
in the roof. Sam Todd is the
greatest loser in the conflagration,
but we understand he is now in
Sah Francisco purchasing a new
stock of goods.
Large lot of plush hats at H. E.
Personal. C. E. Dean, for
merly with Moore it Carr, is now,
paymaster on J. G. Capron's stage
line, vice John Boyd, resigned.
Mr, Dean was in town during tho
forepart of the week attending to
the business of his employe.
Our friend John Boyd, we are
pleased toleartM'is now in tho em
ploy of the Pacific Mail Steamship
Wm. P. Miller, Esq., of Castle
Dome, returned last Tuesday even
ing from a prolonged tour of the
Eastern States. He looks re
Joe. Goldwater, of the firm of
J. Goldwater & BroM Ehreuberg,
has been in town for the past week.
Although this gentleman looks
very well in health, siill he yet
complains of the wound he receiv
ed some two months ago at the
hands of the murderous Apaches.
Attorney-General J. E. McCaf
fry loft for his home, in Tucson,
by last Thursday's stage.
A report reached town yester
day to the effect that about forty
Mexicans had taken possession of
the property of J. L. Smith, bet
ter known as Hualapai Smith, who
lives on the Mexican side of the
line, about 20 miles from this city.
We could hear no further particu
lars. . r-
Biack beaver suits at H. E. Ba
ker's. Fo L'K- Ho ns b Coaches. Th e
first of the four-horse coaches of J.
G. Ciipron's lino of stages between
thiscitv and San Diego, will start
from this place next Monday, and
from San Diego to-morrow.
.5800,000 U. S. Government funds
arrived safoly at Tucson on Nov.
10, having been escorted by Com
pany D 12th Infantry, command
ed bv Brevet Capt. J. L. Yiven.